If the trial at Avis's Heathrow airport depot is successful, it could roll out to Avis's entire European fleet of more than 180,000 vehicles under the brand name AvisRapid 24-7. Drivers using Avis vehicles press one of a series of buttons on the dashboard which alert a call centre to the vehicle's position using satellite navigation. A mobile telephone connection can be opened between the driver and the multilingual helpdesk to ask for directions, send messages or even ask the location of hotels, restaurants and other amenities.
Avis set for hi-tech rental revolution
28/10/1999 in NEWS